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WGS 101: Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies - Spring 2014

Information on Abortion

Battleground: Women, Gender, and Sexuality - Ref HQ 1115 .B38

CQ Researcher - A full text, policy source.

Encyclopedia of Abortion in the United States - Ref HQ 767.5 .U5 P35

Google - for opinions


Ways to find Scholarly Information on your topic

URSUS - Fogler Library's catalog, use it to look for books.  There are other libraries in this catalog, as well; look for O or ORO to tell if a book is here.  If you want to order a book from another library, click on the Request button on the top of the page.  You will be asked for your name and barcode (on the back of your MaineCard).

Academic Search Complete  - This database, which includes a lot of full text, indexes both scholarly and popular articles. Check Identifying Scholarly Journals vs. Popular and Trade Magazines for help in telling the difference. 

Women's Studies International  - covering a variety of publications, including many that are scholarly. 

Other databases that may be helpful, and that use Article Linker include:

Communication and Mass Media Complete

Sociological Abstracts

Request (click for a demo) allows you to order books from other Maine libraries

Article Linker (click for a demo) allows you to automatically check URSUS for electronic and/or print subscriptions. 


Ways to find other information

Proquest Newsstand - This includes full text articles for most U.S. newspapers (and a few English language ones from other countries).

LexisNexisAcademic - This full text database includes legal, business and news information.  Click on the News tab to search for fulltext news (English language) from all over the world.

Citation Help - This guide provides links to guides for several citation formats, i.e. MLA, APA, etc.


Still Unsure...?

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